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100 1 Maimon, Salomon,|d1754-1800,|eauthor.
240 10 Lebensgeschichte.|lEnglish
245 14 The autobiography of Solomon Maimon :|bthe complete
translation /|cedited by Yitzhak Y. Melamed & Abraham P.
Socher ; translated by Paul Reitter ; with an afterword by
264 1 Princeton, NJ :|bPrinceton University Press,|c
300 xxxv, 291 pages ;|c25 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-273) and
520 8 Solomon Maimon's autobiography has delighted readers for
more than two hundred years, from Goethe, Schiller, and
George Eliot to Walter Benjamin and Hannah Arendt. The
American poet and critic Adam Kirsch has named it one of
the most crucial Jewish books of modern times. Here is the
first complete and annotated English edition of this
enduring and lively work. Born into a down-on-its-luck
provincial Jewish family in 1753, Maimon quickly
distinguished himself as a prodigy in learning. Even as a
young child, he chafed at the constraints of his Talmudic
education and rabbinical training. He recounts how he
sought stimulation in the Hasidic community and among
students of the Kabbalah--and offers rare and often
wickedly funny accounts of both. After a series of
picaresque misadventures, Maimon reached Berlin, where he
became part of the city's famed Jewish Enlightenment and
achieved the philosophical education he so desperately
wanted, winning acclaim for being the "sharpest" of Kant's
critics, as Kant himself described him. This new edition
restores text cut from the abridged 1888 translation by J.
Clark Murray, which has long been the only available
English edition. Paul Reitter's translation is brilliantly
sensitive to the subtleties of Maimon's prose while
providing a fluid rendering that contemporary readers will
enjoy, and is accompanied by an introduction and notes by
Yitzhak Melamed and Abraham Socher that give invaluable
insights into Maimon and his extraordinary life. The book
also features an afterword by Gideon Freudenthal that
provides an authoritative overview of Maimon's
contribution to modern philosophy.--|cJacket
600 10 Maimon, Salomon,|d1754-1800.
600 10 Maimon, Salomon,|d1754-1800.|tLebensgeschichte.
600 17 Maimon, Salomon,|d1754-1800.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00143880
648 7 1700-1799|2fast
650 0 Jewish philosophers|zGermany|vBiography.
650 0 Judaism|zEurope, Eastern|xHistory|y18th century.
650 7 Jewish philosophers.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00982887
650 7 Judaism.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00984280
651 7 Europe, Eastern.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01245079
651 7 Germany.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01210272
655 7 Biography.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423686
655 7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628
655 7 Autobiographies.|2lcgft
700 1 Melamed, Yitzhak Y.,|d1968-|eeditor.
700 1 Socher, Abraham P.,|eeditor.
700 1 Reitter, Paul,|etranslator.
700 1 Freudenthal, Gideon,|ewriter of afterword.